Know When it’s Time to Re-Roof Your Home

Time to Switch to a Metal Roof

Roofing materials won’t last forever.  But there are some that last considerably longer than others.  Other than when you suffer hail damage, do you know when it’s time to replace your roof?  There are some distinct tell-tale signs that show when your roof needs to be replaced.

Time for a New Roof

When it is time to put a new roof on your home, give Beartooth Metal Roofing in Billings, MT a call at 406-839-0084.  We will replace your shingle roof with a high quality metal on.  The result is that you will save money, have a better looking house, and save on your utility bills.


Check For Problems

As your roof ages, there will be problems that pop up.  The good news is that you don’t have to be a roof inspector to see the signs of an aging roof.  Keep in mind, however, that after a hail storm you will always want to have the roof inspected to make sure there is no damage to the shingles.



As a roof ages, the gravel will wear off the shingles.  While you want that gravel to stay on there as much as possible, some is going to fall off.  If you notice bare spots wearing on your shingles, it’s probably time to replace them.

Older shingles will begin to curl.  If your house was roofed recently (in the past few years) and you are noticing curling, then you have bigger problems than just your roof.  It is likely that your attic isn’t ventilated properly, and the roof is getting too hot.

A roof should be straight.  If you notice any bowing or sagging, there’s a possibility that the roof has suffered from damage.  Either insects have gotten into the structure, or, more likely, there is a small water leak that is causing the joists to rot.  If this is the case, you need to get in touch with a roofing contractor in Billings that can help you fix the damage before it causes more problems.

Are you ready for your new roof?  Call us at 406-839-0084.


Consider The Age of Materials

Not all roofing materials are created equal.  For instance, did you know that a slate roof can last over 100 years?  Unfortunately, slate roofs aren’t all that practical.  What are practical, however, are metal roofs.

slate-roof-1147249-1599x1070If you have asphalt shingles on top of your house, and you haven’t had your roof replaced in 15 or 20 years, then it is likely that your roof is nearing the end of its expected lifespan.  Even if you haven’t suffered from hail damage, this is when shingles naturally wear out.

When you upgrade to a metal roof, you can expect the roof to last 3 times as long.  This means no worries at 10 years.  20 years is a piece of cake.  30 years and you’re only halfway through the roof’s lifespan.  40 years and you might be getting close.  50 years and it’s times to consider replacing in the next 10 years.

Think about how much money you would save over the years if you upgraded to metal, and then call us at 406-839-0084 to schedule an appointment.


Determine if You can Afford a Metal Roof

feat1A metal roof will last longer than an asphalt roof, that’s a given.  But it also costs more than an asphalt roof does.  This means that it is hard for some people to justify upgrading to a better roof.  There’s a way to determine if metal is the way to go for you.

First, how long do you plan to live in the house?  If you expect that you will be in the same home at least 15 years from now, then it’s probably a good idea to upgrade to metal.

Second, determine how much you are willing to spend over the years on repairs and replacements.  Suppose a shingle roof costs $1,000 and a metal roof costs $2,500 you may think shingles are better.  But suppose you have to replace those shingles 4 times.  Now your metal roof is $1,500 cheaper.

Fortunately there are ways to offset the cost of a metal roof.  You will likely save on your homeowner’s insurance, and your utility bills should be lower.  It may not be a huge savings, but it will help soften the costs.


Call Beartooth Metal Roofing

Is your roof reaching the end of its expected life?  Maybe it’s time to upgrade to a metal roof that will provide superior protection, superior aesthetics, and last much longer.

Give us a call at 406-839-0084 to schedule a time when we can come discuss your new forever roof.


Beartooth Metal Roofing is a roofing company in Billings, Montana.  We serve the entire Billings area, as well as neighboring communities such as Nye, Red Lodge, Columbus, Absarokee, Miles City, Hardin, Roundup, and More.